Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Hot" Daylilies

On such a hot day I should probably be taking pictures of cool white daylilies, but the most striking one this morning were the hot colors, the reds and oranges.

This first is one of my all time favorites 'Primal Scream' . It is a rather larger flower and right now the plant is just covered with blooms.

Next is 'Open Hearth', an oldie with a rather flat form.

'Old Tangiers' is a lovely deep orange. It always reminds me of a gorgeous sunset.

'Chinese New Year' is very similar, but leans more to the red side.

'Aztec Firebird' is a spidery/unusual form bi-color with red petals and yellow sepals. It has been a fast increaser and dependable bloomer in the 3 years it has been in the garden.

'All American Chief' is definitely red. No shades of anything else. Just red. And that's a good thing!

'Mauna Loa' has always been one of my favorites. We have clumps in several different places in the yard, and every year without exception, the first bloom on each clump will open on the same day. Odd.

'Dragon Wings' is another red. You can't really see it on the photo, but this one is really velvety looking in person. This one is a bit slower to increase, but lovely none the less.

Last for today is 'Christmas Ribbon'. This one has formed a large clump, but I have had trouble with the blooms being a bit splotchy. This year with all of the moisture and heat it is just wonderful. In addition to being very red, it is also a very large bloom, probably 10 inches across. You can pick it out from across the yard.

Not sure just what I'm going to write about next, but I'm taking pictures every day, so I'm sure something will strike my fancy tomorrow morning.
Stay cool,

1 comment:

Sylvia (England) said...

Sorry I haven't left a comment for a while, Jane but I have read every post. I do enjoy your blog, I get to read about new plants and old favourites. Day lilies fall into the latter category but I only have a few about 10 or so. Trouble is I divide them and move them around, they are such tough lovely plants I often think of a place for them. But I collecting different varities is not my 'thing', lots of different genus is. I want to grow lots of different plants in my small garden, hoping one day I will have a larger area (and the time) to be able to repeat my favourites. If said garden is troubled with deer, I know where to look for advice.

Many thanks, best wishes Sylvia (England)